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Castles and Historic Attractions in Dumfries and Galloway

Kenmure CastleWherever you go in Dumfries and Galloway you're tracing the footsteps of historic characters, in places which saw the course of Scottish history transformed. Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots, the Black Douglas, St. Ninian, the Wigtown Martyrs and the romantic story of Lady Galloway and her sweetheart.

Bruces Stone, New Galloway - This granite boulder on Moss Rapploch marks the spot where Bruce defeated the English in 1307. It is said that Bruce rested against the stone after the battle.

Cardoness Castle, Gatehouse of Fleet - The ancient home of the McCullochs, this c15th six-storey tower house stands on a rocky platform above the Water of Fleet.

Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, - Dumfriesshire home of Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry KT. Renowned Art Collection, Victorian Gardens, Adventure Playground, Craft Centre, Cycle Museum, Woodland Walks and Cycle Trail.

Dunrennan Abbey, Dunrennan - Mary Queen of Scots spent her last night on Scottish soil in this Cistercian abbey founded by David I. The Abbey, built in the second half of the c12th, stand in a small and secluded valley. The remoteness is in keeping with the strict rules and observance of the Cistercian order.

Threave Castle, Castle Douglas - This massive tower, situated on an island in the River Dee, was built by Archibald the Grim in the late c14th and was later the stronghold of the Black Douglases. Ring the bell and the custodian will come to ferry you over.

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